Used vs New

Are you in the market for a car? If so, you may be wondering if you should purchase a new or pre-owned automobile. Fortunately, there are advantages to purchasing either a new or pre-owned truck or car. Learning about the benefits of purchasing a new automobile as well as the benefits of purchasing a pre-owned car will help you determine which option is best for you and ensure that you purchase the right vehicle for your needs.

There are multiple advantages to purchasing a new vehicle. First, a new vehicle generally requires less maintenance than a pre-owned vehicle. These vehicles are new, and as such, have not been exposed to the everyday wear and tear that used vehicles have been exposed to. New vehicles have not been exposed to harsh elements, and they don't have any mileage on them. It is very unlikely that you will have to have repairs done on a new vehicle within the first year of your purchase. Of course, you will need to see that your vehicle receives routine maintenances to keep it performing at its maximum capabilities, but some dealerships include the maintenance when you purchase a vehicle from them. Because new vehicles are generally in good condition and you do not have to worry about them breaking down, many people find that they have peace of mind from purchasing a new vehicle. This is reason enough alone for many people to buy a new vehicle. If, for some reason, a new vehicle should break down, there are laws put in place to protect you as the consumer. These laws would ensure that if you are sold a faulty vehicle, you are entitled to a replacement vehicle or that you get your money back. One other benefit of purchasing a new vehicle is that it comes with a warranty. Many people prefer purchasing new vehicles because the warranty provides even more peace of mind. Should anything break down or need to be repaired on your vehicle, it would be covered in the warranty. Unfortunately, sometimes mishaps occur where your vehicle will need a repair; but if you don't have to pay for it, it makes it less stressful to have them fixed. One other reason people choose to purchase new vehicles is that their vehicle warrantees often include roadside assistance should they need it. Overall, new vehicles provide consumers with increased peace of mind.

There are, however, benefits to purchasing a pre-owned vehicle. Generally, you get a better value for your dollar with a pre-owned vehicle. New vehicles depreciate in value the minute they are driven off of the lot, and should you wish to turn around and sell your new vehicle shortly after you purchase it, you would be unable to get the full amount back that you paid for the vehicle. However pre-owned vehicles do not depreciate in value as quickly, which means they are generally a better value. Another benefit of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is that you have a better selection to choose from. With a pre-owned vehicle, you are not limited to the models made available in the current year. In addition, pre-owned vehicles are improving in terms of reliability, and depending on the vehicle you choose it can often be considered "like new."